Many in academia think this of engineering undergraduates. They are doing a degree in chemical / environmental engineering because they don't know what else to do. Highly numerate degrees are all much of a muchness, they can get a job in the city, or whatever with a good degree in Chemical Engineering.
In this model the degree is just a filtration mechanism, it hardly matters what we teach and assess them on, as long as it is intellectually challenging, and requires a high degree of numeracy, but strangely, when I ask undergraduates, the overwhelming majority tell me they came to be made into engineers. This is however more true of first and second years than it is of final year students, but less so for those who have done a year in industry.
A CV like a library ticket is far less impressive than the tightly focussed experience and qualifications of the person who went to university specifically to train for the job we are offering. Who wants to take on someone who is having to settle for their fallback career? Not me.